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We flirt with board game romance novels and resist the tastiest tabletop pieces on the Dicebreaker Podcast

Oh, and there’s the latest news too.

On this week’s Dicebreaker Podcast, Matt, Johnny and Lolies run through what we’ve been playing and discuss the latest headlines from the world of tabletop, before settling down with a cheesy romance novel - board game-themed, of course - and treat ourselves to some deliciously inedible game pieces.

Hot off the presses, we question this year’s Origins Awards winners, lament the cancellation of PAX Unplugged, look ahead to some of this winter’s upcoming releases and discuss the latest record-breaking Pokémon card sale.

We also attempt to come up with the most romantic board game book taglines, scientifically determine the tastiest board game pieces and offer our advice on turning your tabletop hobby into a career. Plus more of your questions answered and plenty of other chatter and debate.

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Games discussed:

  • Escape the Dark Sector
  • Deadlands
  • Magic: The Gathering Jumpstart
  • Game of Thrones: The Board Game
  • Tiny Towns
  • Teens in Space
  • The Quacks of Quedlinburg
  • Point Salad
  • Questlings
  • Cyberpunk Red
  • HeroQuest
  • Bolt Action
  • Warcry
  • Awfully Cheery Engine RPG
  • Pokémon TCG
  • Quadropolis
  • Wingspan
  • 7 Wonders

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Matt Jarvis


After starting his career writing about music, films and video games for various places, Matt spent many years as a technology, PC and video game journalist before writing about tabletop games as the editor of Tabletop Gaming magazine. He joined Dicebreaker as editor-in-chief in 2019, and has been trying to convince the rest of the team to play Diplomacy since.